James Strangman collection

Scope and Content

Genealogical and heraldic collections of James Strangman, including extracts from the Close, Charter and Plea Rolls temp. King John, pedigrees of the ancient Earls and Barons of England, pedigrees from the 1563 visitation of Norfolk, an armorial of English families (indexed by St. George), and extracts of Philip Tylney, annotated and foliated by St. George.

There are similar collections of Sir Henry St. George, 17th century, which include extracts from monastic cartularies and Hundred and Originalia Rolls. MS. Top. gen. c. 90 also contains pen and ink drawings of knights and castles, and a setting of the ballad 'Rowland' in lute tablature.

Administrative / Biographical History

James Strangman (?1555-1596) was an Essex antiquary.

Conditions Governing Access

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library from Theodore Hoffman, 1972.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 54164-5.

Custodial History

Collections of the Essex antiquary James Strangman, 16th century. Owned by Sir Richard St. George and Sir Henry St. George the younger; Phillipps MSS. 13173, 13094; Sotheby's, 15 June 1971, lots 1645-6.